A new job after a year!
Posted: 19 August 2010 09:44 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Fellow lovers of TCB and RHC

I have been fairly absent (at least quiet) for a while.  But I have an update.  I was laid off from my job of 9 years in July 2009.  Exactly one year and two weeks later, I secured a 6 month job that is likely to continue!!!  But the primary reason for my absence is that my A/C broke and we have been experiencing a heat wave!!  I had a cake with buttercream to make earlier this summer and had to tote supplies and mixers to my mother’s house to make the buttercream!!!  Since I have not been working, I have not repaired the A/C.  Since it is cooler tonight, I am going to try the pound cake from TCB (instead of my usual recipe).  I may even try some chocolate buttercream or frosting…. (craving chocolate). 

Anyway, I am enjoying my new position but it involves 2.5 hours of commuting per day….so I expect I will be baking less….  or figuring out how to manage my time and prep to get it done faster.

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Posted: 19 August 2010 09:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’m happy for you and wish you success in your new position

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Posted: 19 August 2010 11:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I?m happy for you and wish you success in your new position

Welcome back

Ditto on all counts!

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Posted: 20 August 2010 02:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Congratulations!  I hope you enjoy your new position and that everything goes well.  I was wondering what happened to you.  Glad to see you back!
Don’t worry, no matter how busy us dedicated bakers get, we always find time to bake something. grin

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Posted: 20 August 2010 03:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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CRenee, congratulations on your new job!  I know the feeling—I was laid off from my job after 12 years there, in March 2009.  I’ve been enjoying the extra time to spend with my girls and also bake!, but all good things must come to an end…so we shall see when.  Balancing is always hard, so I wish you the best of luck with the job, the commute, and hopefully your continued baking and visiting the forum!!

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Posted: 20 August 2010 08:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Congratulations!  Enjoy the pound cake. smile

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Posted: 20 August 2010 09:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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CRenee, nice to see you back!  grin  That sounds yummy.

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Posted: 20 August 2010 11:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Posted: 22 August 2010 01:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Congrats to the job, and hang in there with the commute!

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Posted: 23 August 2010 09:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Thank you, everyone for the well wishes… and Yes, Julie that is an excellent idea. 

So far, I am enjoying the commute. Washington, DC has some of the greatest architecture and I get to see more of it and drive to an area with the most fab older homes. 

My year off was great and for the good.  My 30 year old son had a heart attack and I was able to be with him. 

All things work together for good for those who love the Lord.

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Posted: 23 August 2010 11:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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30 year old son had a heart attack and I was able to be with him.

CRenee, my sympathies are with you.  I’m so glad you were able to be with him during his convalescence, and I hope he recovers well, quickly and fully.  I’m very sorry to hear he is having trouble so young, but I hope his youth will pull him through strongly and that his future will be physically easier on him than his recent past.  Sincere best wishes to you both.

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Posted: 23 August 2010 11:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Anne in NC - 24 August 2010 02:12 AM

30 year old son had a heart attack and I was able to be with him.

CRenee, my sympathies are with you.  I’m so glad you were able to be with him during his convalescence, and I hope he recovers well, quickly and fully.  I’m very sorry to hear he is having trouble so young, but I hope his youth will pull him through strongly and that his future will be physically easier on him than his recent past.  Sincere best wishes to you both.

Thank you Anne, he is actually doing well now.  He just had trouble with medicine.  It was shocking, however, since he is not obese.  He is back at work.  I am glad I was able to be with him.

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Posted: 25 August 2010 07:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Congratulations on the new job, CRenee! I’m glad to hear things are working out for you and that you’re able to enjoy your commute to work. I’m also happy to hear everything has worked out for your son, too. Best wishes to you.

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Posted: 03 September 2010 09:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Monsieur P?tisserie - 25 August 2010 10:03 AM

Congratulations on the new job, CRenee! I’m glad to hear things are working out for you and that you’re able to enjoy your commute to work. I’m also happy to hear everything has worked out for your son, too. Best wishes to you.

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Posted: 03 September 2010 09:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I’m so sorry to hear your son had a heart attack. I hope he is doing well

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